Happy Tuesday Everyone! Hope you’re having a fun and productive week so far! If you have a social media account of any sort then I’m sure you’ve been the summer must have bag of 2017! Let me give you a little hint. It’s shaped kind of like a half circle and made of small and thin pieces of wood. Known by so many in the fashion and blogging industry as the “Cult Gaia ark bag”, this bag was the IT bag this summer! I definitely can’t be upset about it either because this bag literally matches perfect with EVERYTHING. I can’t remember the last time I found a bag (not in black) that went virtually with any and everything.
I’ve styled it with 3 common types of look just to show you how versatile and amazing this bag really is…
Summer is the season for vacations and you are don’t want to leave without this precious accessory as some added cargo. It pairs great with summer maxi dresses and skirts which makes it perfect for your next destination getaway. Going somewhere tropical or near the water? This bag looks amazing with a bikini on the beach (then again what doesn’t!). Its my go-to bag anytime I wear my favorite summer dress from Free People and the whole look really makes me feel like I should be on some deserted island sipping some exotic organic drink lol.
Yes ladies, this bag is great for work too! The one I have is actually a really good size (12″x12″ at widest points). The best way to organize your belongings for this bag is use a few wristlets so it maximizes the space inside 😉
I tend to wear a lot of black/white/grey to work, typical corporate life meh. So a bag like this is perfect OOMF I need to add to my M-F wardrobe, especially for those days I have plans after work (check out some great “From Work To…” outfits here and here).
On those lazy Sundays or casual Saturdays where I want to look fashionable but with minimal effort, my wooden purse adds the perfect “WOW” factor that I need. I paired it with my white leggings and crop top during a casual Saturday afternoon and I got so many compliments on my outfit and of course bag!
I know a lot of people are probably wondering how well it holds stuff and if its functional. The answer is Yes and No. If you have a wallet, cell phone, few beauty products, etc then yes this bag is sized perfect and can hold everything. If you have lots of small items in your bag and tend to carry your make-up bag as well as your hair brush and emergency panties, then no this bag isn’t the best for that.
SHOP MY LOOK
Cultgaia, $128, Gaia’s Ark
Ibiss, $68, Mini Bamboo Bag
Therapy Stores (I purchased mine at their Campbell Location), $79, must call or go in person :/